Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
The Osun chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) will on May 21, meet all the aspirants contesting on the platform of the party in preparation for primary election to pick itâ€™s candidate for the September 22 gubernatorial election.
THISDAY investigation gathered that the party leadership had summoned all the aspirants to a meeting in a bid to discuss the modalities with which the party primaries would be conducted.
It was reliably learnt that the party Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, last Thursday held a meeting with leadership of the party where the plan to meet the aspirants was discussed.
At the meeting, which lasted for about four hours, it was said that the party Chairman read into the hearing of the executives, the laid down guidelines adopted by the party, tagged â€œthe seven commandmentsâ€ which he promised to communicate to aspirants during the proposed meeting on Monday.
According to a source at the highest echelon of the party, â€œthe party chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun held a meeting with the wards and local government excos today, where the modalities with which the party primaries will be conducted was discussed.
â€œAt the meeting, the party leaders deliberated extensively on the conduct of the primary election, the dos and donâ€™ts, vis-a-vis how the aspirants should conduct themselves during the primaryâ€.
The source further revealed that the party would compel all the aspirants to pay a sum of N500,000 into the partâ€™ys purse.
The fees which according to the source was tagged â€œI am committed to APCâ€ is expected to be paid by all the aspirants and stating it clear that the fees is not for the intention form.
In his reaction, the Director of Publicity, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, confirmed that the party leadership would meet all the aspirants contesting the gubernatorial election under the platform of the APC.
He added that the modalities for the conduct of the party primaries would be extensively discussed at the meeting.